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Technical resources

Find content organised by technical and business topics and access faculties.

Industries and sectors

Thought leadership, technical resources and guidance in key industries and sectors.

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Industries and sectors

Area brings together the most up-to-date thought leadership, technical resources and professional guidance in key industries and sectors.

Financial services

View articles and resources on the financial services sector.

Media & leisure

Resources for accountants concerned with media and leisure.

Insolvency

Insolvency and the role of insolvency practitioners (IPs).

Manufacturing

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the manufacturing sector.

Public sector

Key resources and guidance for accountants and finance professionals in the public sector.

Solicitors

Practical information on the latest thinking in the legal services sector.

Tourism and hospitality

Practical information on the latest thinking in tourism and hospitality.

Valuation

Information from the Valuation group providing the latest industry thinking.

Audit and assurance

Information, guidance and events on clarified ISAs, audit, audit quality and the Faculty.

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Audit and assurance

The Audit and Assurance technical area has information, guidance and events about the Audit and Assurance Faculty, clarified ISAs, working in the regulated area of audit, the future of audit, audit quality forum, gain audit rights in the UK, audit quality forum.

re:Assurance

The ICAEW promotes dialogue about assurance services through the re:Assurance initiative, and develops practical guidance to help practitioners navigate the new waters of assurance and accounts review.

Clarified ISAs - Right First Time

The Audit and Assurance Faculty knows that practitioners who perform audits deserve help. Auditing standards, ISAs (UK and Ireland) are a substantial body of material to implement and the only people who can provide real help with this are practitioners with experience in this area. Everything in this section is written by practitioners, for practitioners.

Assurance: Practical guidance

The ICAEW is at the cutting edge of the developing assurance market, providing solid practical guidance to support members as they move into this new area.

Audit Quality Forum

ICAEW Audit and Assurance Faculty set up the Audit Quality Forum in 2004 at the request of the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

Gain audit rights in UK

In order to gain audit rights in the UK, you will need to hold an audit qualification such as the ICAEW Audit Qualification (AQ).

Audit Insights

Audit is a public interest activity. Audit reports build confidence in financial statements, and give credibility to companies, and comfort to their stakeholders. Companies also benefit from the insight that auditors have into business processes and the wider market environment.

Corporate finance

Represents professionals and organisations from business, investment and advisory.

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Join the Corporate Finance Faculty

Join chartered accountants and others involved in advisory, investment and business. Get connected.

Financing Change

Financing Change aims to advance the economic and social contribution of corporate finance activity by promoting better understanding of the value it can create and its role in improving efficiency and practice in capital markets.

Corporate governance

ICAEW and our members promote good practice in this area. Find out more.

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Corporate governance

ICAEW and our members promote good practice in corporate governance.

Corporate governance committee

ICAEW Corporate Governance Committee is delegated by the Institute Council to have specific responsibilities.

Ethics

Sets out, explains & provides guidance on the code of ethics that members need to follow.

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Ethics

Ethical behaviour binds Chartered Accountants together.

Auditor independence

Auditor independence refers to the independence of the external auditor.

Ethics in Business

Advice and resources to help with your ethical dilemmas.

Ethics in Practice

Advice and resources to help with your ethical dilemmas.

Ethics webcasts

Ethics related podcasts helping you to keep up-to-date with current issues.

ICAEW code of ethics

ICAEW code of ethics applies to all members, students, affiliates and employees of member firms.

Integrity

Ethical behaviour is not just a matter of concern and media debate but of crucial importance.

Market foundations

Market Foundations focuses on the foundations of how markets work.

The team

Find out more about the team and what we do.

Financial management

Stay on top of current issues while remaining focused on the challenges ahead.

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Business and financial management

A comprehensive and accessible package of essential and timely guidance and technical advice to enable you to stay ahead of the rest.

BPM Community

Business Performance Management (BPM) refers to a set of tools and approaches organisations use to manage, improve, and monitor the delivery of their performance goals.

Business strategy

Articles, reports and other resources on business strategy for accountants in business.

Business support functions

Articles, reports and other resources on business support functions for accountants in business.

Finance Direction

Change impacts a finance function as much as other parts of the organisation. The role of a finance function and its leadership, the finance director, or CFO, should not be taken for granted.

Financial management

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in financial management.

Organisational structure

Articles, reports and other resources on organisational structure for accountants in business.

Pensions

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in pensions.

Risk management

Articles, reports and other resources on risk management for accountants in business.

SMEs

Resources for SMEs including finance and State of the economy reports.

Financial reporting

Keep up to date on IFRS, UK GAAP and other key topics and upcoming developments.

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Join the Financial Reporting Faculty

The Financial Reporting faculty offers assistance and support in IFRS, UK GAAP and other aspects of business reporting

Financial reporting

Technical information on financial reporting topics including IFRS, UK GAAP, new UK GAAP, and narrative reporting. You can also access our Financial Reporting Faculty, and our Information for Better Markets thought leadership programme.

Financial Reporting Faculty

All our resources are committed to providing members with practical help in today's complex world of financial reporting.

IFRS

Access to a wide range of online resources on IFRS.

UK regulation

Information and practical resources on laws and regulations affecting UK company accounts.

Reduced Disclosure Framework

FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework sets out disclosure exemptions available to UK qualifying subsidiaries and parent companies which otherwise apply the recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements of EU-adopted IFRS. It was published on 22 November 2012 alongside FRS 100 Application of Financial Reporting Requirements which sets out a new financial reporting regime for the UK entities effective 1 January 2015.

Information for Better Markets

Information for Better Markets is the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty’s thought leadership programme.

UK GAAP

Resources for UK GAAP prior to 1 January 2015.

IT

Stay ahead of IT issues, developments and make the most of your resources.

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Information technology

IT resources to ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest issues and developments.

Join the IT Faculty

We can keep you up-to-date with IT issues and developments.

Join Excel Community

Accountants love Excel. It is quick and easy to use and provides professional-looking analysis and reports. Recent developments in the product mean that huge amounts of data can now be stored and analysed.

Excel

Excel is one of the most popular end-user tools in the accountant’s portfolio. Spreadsheets enable us to quickly and flexibly perform analysis that otherwise would be difficult or time-consuming; however, there is a tendency to place undue trust in them.

IT management

IT management covers the full lifecycle of systems, from the initial decision to invest in a system through its operational life until it is no longer needed and ultimately decommissioned.

Making information systems work

Making Information Systems Work is about the successful application of IT by business and government. It supports informed debate and practice on the basis of three themes –value, trust and standards.

Technology

Resources aimed at helping members keep up to date with new technologies.

XBRL

XBRL, or eXtensible Business Reporting Language, is a method of communicating and processing business information electronically.

Legal and regulatory

We represent accounting professionals in many aspects of law and regulation.

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Legal services

Legal services comprise a significant element of accountancy work.

Money laundering

Guidance on anti-money laundering law and practice.

Other legal and regulatory

ICAEW represents the accounting profession and our members in many aspects of law and regulation relevant to business and the work of accountants, as well as providing formal and formal guidance.

Probate and ABS

ICAEW is now accepting applications from firms for accreditation to offer probate services.

Sustainability

An overview of sustainability, corporate responsibility and sustainable business.

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Sustainability

An overview of sustainability, including corporate responsibility.

About sustainability

An introduction to sustainability and the role of the accountant within it.

Accounting for Nature

Provides links to thought leadership work relating to natural capital accounting.

External engagement

Boards and committees on which ICAEW’s sustainability team sits; the organisations that ICAEW partners with on sustainability projects; and our responses to sustainability-related consultations.

Outside insights

Our ambition is to change behaviour to drive sustainable outcomes. To do this, we aim to be bold, radical and open-minded. The Outside Insights series offers a platform for stakeholders to put forward their views on issues relating to sustainability, the profession and the wider community.

Rethinking Capitals: Going beyond

Debates going beyond financial capital, into natural capital and monetary measurement, have gained ground in work on corporate reporting and sustainability. For example, a framework of six forms of capital (financial, manufactured, intellectual, human, social and relationship, natural) is at the heart of the IIRC’s integrated reporting framework.

So what is economic success?

GDP and profit currently dominate society’s discussions of economic performance. They shape the way people think about the economy and business, affecting their behaviour and the actual outcomes of economic activity.

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of ICAEW’s strategy and policies on sustainability.

Tax

Tax, international tax, HMRC, budget and finance bills, taxes and business, policy.

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Join the Tax Faculty

We can provide you with practical advice, news and deeper insights on current tax legislation plus much more.

Tax

The Tax area has information and guidance on technical and practical tax matters. There are links to events, the latest tax news and the Tax Faculty’s publications, including helpsheets, webinars and Tax representations.

Tax Faculty

About ICAEW's Tax Faculty including governance, constitution, premium content, annual general meeting and committees.

Private client community

This closed community has been established to bring together individuals and firms from different disciplines that share the common goal of delivering professional advice and services to the private client market.

Working with HMRC

Help for tax advisers – useful ICAEW and HMRC contacts and links, all in one place.

FATCA

FATCA is a piece of US legislation which seeks to ensure that that country’s citizens are fully disclosing their worldwide income to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).